I'm making slow but steady progress getting Myth and Xen going.
Cabled up the spare bedroom yesterday so it's now got a TV aerial
port. Plan is to put the computer behind the door fo the spare room,
which has quite a bit of space behind it and should fit the machine
nicely. The software is the only barrier now, and that's coming along
For some reason debootstrap to Ubuntu Edgy ends up with no access
to the network. Not sure why. Then if I try Dapper it works fine but
has a weird problem with tzconfig trying to write somewhere it
shouldn't, so I can't apt-get dist-upgrade to Edgy. I've gone with
Debian for dom0 and domU for now, and it works fine.
I've managed to get the domU seeing the USB digital tv stick by
hiding the USB PCI card from the dom0 kernel (pciback.hide in the
kernel command line) and exporting it into the domU. I'm pretty
amazed this worked so easily. That should make adding more tuners
pretty easy too.
My only real issue with Xen has been the syntax of the config
files. It's not particularly well documented and seems to have
changed a few times in the past, which means when you find something
online it won't necessarily work in the version you have.
Once I've got Myth settled down, I'll start working on my desktop
which will be using one of the thin clients I own. Last Thursday I
bought a really nice 19" LCD screen, which will become my desktop
screen. Will be nice working on a decent sized screen and a real
keyboard again after months with the laptop.